Dr Garry McIntyre's primary responsibilities are to provide scientific and strategic leadership to the scientists in the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) who primarily conduct research using neutron scattering at the OPAL reactor, to expand the OPAL user community, and to conduct research and instrumental development in areas that meet ANSTO's strategic goals. He was also the first coordinator of the Magnetism Project that aims to raise the awareness of the diverse range of applications of neutron scattering, principally at OPAL, to the study of magnetism and superconductivity. This role has been taken over by Max Avdeev.
Garry received his Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne in the fields of X-ray diffractometry and mathematical crystallography. After post-doctoral positions in Uppsala and Edinburgh, he joined the diffraction group at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble where, over a 28-year period, he has been instrument responsible for several of the single-crystal diffractometers, D8, D9, D10 and VIVALDI, and local scientific expert in experiments in all areas of neutron diffraction. Garry became an ILL Senior Fellow in 2005, has held a Visiting Professorship in Chemistry at the University of Durham since 2006, and became the first head of the ILL Graduate School in 2008. He moved to the former Bragg Institute at ANSTO as Research Leader in Hard Condensed Matter in October 2010. Following the division of the Bragg Institute into ACNS and the National Deuteration Facility, Garry assumed management of most scientists in ACNS.